Riley and Rose in the Picture
Publication Date: June 14, 2005
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In a quirky tale of dueling artists, Susanna Gretz humorously addresses the give-and-take of friendship — and the creative power of self-expression.
"Now I’m going to draw circles," says Riley.
"Those are bugs," says Rose.
"No," says Riley. "They're circles."
"They’re BUGS," says Rose, "with legs and spots."
It's a rainy day, and furry friends Riley and Rose are stuck inside with nothing to do but draw . . . and bicker. While Riley likes to draw circles and triangles and rectangles, Rose likes to draw flowers and tents and boats in scenes that tell a story — right on top of Riley's work! Is there room in this picture for both artists?
Susanna Gretz was born in New York City and studied English and American literature at Smith College. She has written and illustrated more than thirty children's books, including the popular RABBIT FOOD, which SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL called an "entertaining twist on the fussy eater theme" and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY praised for its "zippy delivery." Susanna Gretz enjoys trips to the flea market, bike riding, and beachcombing. She lives in London.